Garden Education at McNear
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McNear has an active Garden Education program with a dedicated garden teacher.
McNear students receive bi-montly study in the garden which uses NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards) to complement the classroom science curriculum. Curriculum is art based and focused on environmental literacy.Topics of study include:Soil - Study of our EarthPlant and Flower AnatomySeed DissectionPollinatorsHabitatsWeather and Climate ChangeNutrition and Healthy EatingStudents also learn the importance of stewardship and are active in the care of the garden. They weed, plant, water and harvest from the 11 raised beds planted with an impressive variety of produce. Students are able to forage and eat from the garden throughout thier sessions.The garden thrives all year round with the help of The Garden Committee which is run by our amazing parent-volunteers. They are involved in a number of activities throughout the school year including Garden Workdays and Habitat Garden Development. To get involved, contact Catherine Sky at firstname.lastname@example.org.Garden funds are supported by the McNear PTA.